The always friendly Simon Yam greets the onlookers
Patrick Tam stretches while chatting with Jerry Lamb and Simon Yam courtesy of on.cc
Just turned 66, Best Actor Simon Yam Tat Wa earlier
suffered frostbite on his hands while working on a movie in the
Mainland. So far they have not healed. Lately he even toughed out a
fight scene at work, living up to his tough guy name.
Despite the pandemic Yam Tat Wa still had countless film offers.
Recently he turned into "Yam Three Units", working on films ONCE UPON A
TIME IN HONG KONG (GUM SAU JI), BIN YUEN HUNG JEH (EDGE WALKER) and A
MURDER ERASED (BEI SIU SUK DIK HUNG ONG). Earlier he was found at the
Heaven Queen temple in Tai Hang, working with Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai),
Patrick Tam Yiu Man and Jerry Lamb Hiu Fung on BIN. While on break
everyone sat outside the temple and chatted. Ah Tam even treated
everyone to throat lozenge and made everyone very happy.
Yam Tat Wa greeted fans, who were waiting outside. He
unknowingly opened his hands, which were full of scars. The back of
his hands were peeling and wrinkled. He explained. "Earlier while
working on another movie in Shandong and Taian, the temperature
difference on the mountain was too great. When I came back and
realized my hands were frostbitten. I saw a doctor and the
condition has already improved. I hope it would recover soon. Thank
you everyone for your concern." He admitted that now he makes movies
for fun. Even if it would be even harder, as long as the script is
attractive enough he would still gladly perform and never retire.
As for Ah Tam he revealed that he had more scene with Siu Chai
and Yam Tat Wa. "This time the stunt scenes are numerous and
difficult. Two days after work began everyone was already very tired,
and someone was hurt. However the team has been very attentive,
arranging for a physical therapist to be on the set. If we feel the
need, we would get in line for treatment. Everyone joked that it was
like taking a number to see the doctor."
Reportedly, in one major action scene, over 60 extras fought
outside an ancestral shrine. For an even more ideal result, this time
no expense was spared on the return of "multiple camera shoot". The
production has been rather serious.
Daffy Tong (center) visited Karen Mok (right) at the concert rehearsal courtesy of singtao.com
TELL ME WINE host Bernice Liu brings a bottle of wine from a place that is meaningful for guest Karen Mok -- the vineyard where her wedding took place. courtesy of on.cc
Today is the anniversary of "Gor Gor" Leslie Cheung Kwok
Wing's passing. Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui and producer Siu Chiu Shun
organized an online concert IN LOVING MEMORY OF LESLIE CHEUNG and
invited Sam Hui Koon Kit, Hacken Lee Hak Kun, Julian Cheung Chi Lam,
Karen Mok Man Wai to perform Gor Gor's clssic songs and spread
positive energy. All proceeds and donations would be donated to
Food Angel. Gor Gor's beloved Daffy Tong Hok Tang named the concert.
During the rehearsal, Tong Tong visited; Siu Chiu Shun also posted
to remember Gor Gor on the eve of the concert.
In addition, Mok Man Wai on the program TEL ME WINE said that
she was Gor Gor's "first fan in the world". Before Gor Gor won the
contest she already liked him. She thought Gor Gor was very handsome
when he participated in a singing contest on RTV. At the time Gor Gor
came in second. She even pounded her chest in rage for Gor Gor. She
never would have dreamed that as an adult she would have the chance to
play a couple with Gor Gor in the film VIVA LA EROTICA (SIK CHING NAM
10 THE WAY WE KEEP DANCING
AKA : THE WAY WE DANCE 3
Can : Kong Mo Pai 3
d. Adam Wong Sau Ping
Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling, Babyjohn Choi Hon Yik, Yeung Lok Man,
Lydia Lau King Man, Heyo Fok, Leander Lau Ho Lan, Afuc
Rating : IIB
Length : 129 mins.
Opening November 22 2020 at the Golden Horse Film Fesival
Opening February 18 2021 https://youtu.be/Ndl0hPu3u08
[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
The Kowloon Industrial District is home to many of Hong Kong's artists, including rapper Heyo, YouTuber Alan, rising star Hana, and dancer. However, the government is preparing the area for gentrification. The group from 'The Way We Dance' were invited to participate in a publicity stunt to transform the district into a 'Dance Street'. Alan points out that this is an opportunity to garner support from the public. Meanwhile, Heyo’s master Afuc is planning a revolution...
9 SHOCK WAVE 2
d. Herman Yau Lai To
Andy Lau Tak Wa, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Ni Ni,
Tse Kwan Ho, Philip Keung Ho Man, Ron Ng Cheuk Hei, Marc Ma Yu-Ke
Kenny Wong Tak Bun, Timothy Cheng Chi Sing, Timmy Hung Tin Ming,
Ben Yuen Fu Wa, Wilfred Lau Ho Lung, Ling Man Lung,
Raymond Chiu Wing Hung, Babyjohn Choi Hon Yik,
Cheung Chun Kit, Zhang Yang
Rating : IIB
Length : 117 mins.
Opening December 24 2020 (POSTPONED)
Opening February 18 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/jB-zFg8IcG0
[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
When a bomb went off unexpectedly during a police operation to disarm it, Poon Shing-Fung, a bomb disposal officer, got caught in the blast and thus lost one of his legs. Poon decided to leave the police service. Three years later, the police suspect Poon, who was found in a coma at the spot of a terrorist bombing attack, of being involved in several bombing attacks in the past two years. Poon can hardly remember his past and even his own identity due to Post Traumatic Amnesia. He plans to escape to find out the truth.
Meanwhile, knowing the terrorist organization's schemes of destroying Hong Kong landmarks, Poon, as the key person between the police and the terrorist organization, would possibly save or destroy lives of the innocent civilians in the city...
8 LOOKING FOR MAGICAL DOREMNI
d. Junichi Sato, Haruka Kamatani
Rating : I
Length : 91 mins.
Opening March 25 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/K6jv3Kfk0pc
[ MCL CINEMA ]
Sora Nagase, a university student from Nagoya who aim to become a teacher but anxious about the future and lack of confidence.
Mire Yoshitsuki, an office worker who return from aboard and have a dream job, but feel difficult to integrate into the company.
Reika Kawatani, a part-timer from Onomichi in Hiroshima, who works hard to pay tuition in order to chase her dream.
Although they have different personalities, background and at different ages, they are also anxious about future. What draws this totally disparate trio together is... magic beads!? A quirk of fate has led them to embark on a journey together. Because of "Magical Doremi", they travel to Hida Takayama, Kyoto and Nara. A new magical story now begins!
7 THE PROMISED NEVERLAND
Can: Yeuk Ding Dik Mung Wan Doh
d. Yuichiro Hirakawa
Minami Hamabe, Kairi Jo, Rihito Itagaki,
Naomi Watanabe, Keiko Kitagawa
Rating : IIA
Length : 120 mins.
Opening March 25 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/os31RxKALwY
[ MCL CINEMA ]
Grace Field House is a paradisiacal orphanage filled with happiness. The orphans who live there with their “Mother”, the caretaker, Isabella, all look forward to the day they grow old enough to be adopted. Emma, Ray and Norman also believe they could lead an even happier life once they get to live in the outside world...only until "that day".
After Emma and Norman see Conny off, who smilingly leaves the orphanage to be adopted, they find the doll Conny always kept in her arms left at the dining area of the house. To take the doll back to Conny, the two head to the "gate" which Isabella strictly has taught the children to stay away from, where they find Conny dead and ready to be shipped out as "food".
The orphanage which the children thought to be was idyllic, was actually a "farm" to grow edible children to be offered to demons. Furthermore, the "Mother" they had all loved like their actual mother was actually a "cultivator" whose role was to raise the children to be premium feed.
Finding out that everything was all but a fantasy, Emma, Ray and Norman begin their reckless attempt to break out of Grace Field House along with their other siblings.
6 THE CON-HEARTIST
CAN : Ngak Love Tin Tuen
d. Mez Tharatorn
Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul, Nadech Kugimiya, Thiti Mahayotaruk,
Kathaleeya McIntosh, Pongsatorn Jongwilas
Rating : IIA
Length : 128 mins.
Opening March 18 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/_Ve60ma-GJc
[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
Tower is a suave con-artist who gives himself away accidentally while trying to con Ina, a goofy banker, out of some money. After Ina catches Tower red handed, she proposes a deal for her not to report Tower to the police. In exchange, Tower must agree to use his skills to con Petch. Petch is the ex-boyfriend who tricked Ina into borrowing money to pay his tuition, then left her hanging in the wind owing 100,000s in debt. This con job will take a team made up of Ms Nongnuch, Ina's high school teacher who pretends to be a foxy businesswoman, and Mr Jone, Tower's brother, a thief who has a long history with the law. Will Ina be fooled twice, or is it her fate to keep meeting gorgeous con artists?
5 TOM AND JERRY
d. Tim Story
Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, Colin Josh, Bob Delaney, Ken Jeong,
4 RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON
d. Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Paul Briggs, John Ripa
English Voices: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izzac Wang, Gemma Chan,
Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, Jona Xiao, Sandra Oh, Thalia Tran
d. Peter Docter, Kemp Powers
Disney Pixar Animation
English Voices: Jaime Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton
Cantonese Voices: Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi
2 ONE SECOND CHAMPION
AKA : ONE SEC
Can : Yut Miu Kuen Wong
Lit : One Second Fist King
d. Hang Chiu Sin Hung
Endy Chow Kwok Yin, Chanon Santinatornkul,
Chiu Sin Hang, Lin Minchen, Lo Hoi Peng, Ben Yuen Fu Wa,
Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Hung Cheuk Lok, Wong Yau Nam
Rating : IIB
Length : 95 mins.
Opening November 22 2020 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
Opening December 3 2020 (POSTPONED)
Opening March 11 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/DmWENYkUxRY
[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
Tin Yen was born with a superpower of foreseeing one second ahead, but it didn't bring him any luck so far. Now a middle age man, he is still a loser who needs to take care of a young son with partial hearing loss and has no respect of his superpower.
One day, a boxing-holic, Shun, witnessed how Tin Yen defeated a loan shark gang by himself. He is determined to hire Tin Yen as his training assistant to beat the local boxing champion Joe. During the preliminary round, Shun had to withdraw from the match due to asthma attack. Tin Yen had no choice but to stand-in for Shun. Out of expectation, Tin Yen won with his one-second power.
Tin Yen realized in order to gain back his son's respect, he has to get himself together. Thus, he agreed to be properly trained by Shun. Suddenly, Tin Yen has turned into this new sensation "One Second Champion" who is on his way to the finals. However, due to an accident, Tin Yen lost his superpower. Will he be able to beat the killer champion Joe on his own and will Tin Yen be able to win his son's respect in the end?
[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL ]
How much difference does one second make? Can it be the difference between life and death? A loser single father learns that lesson the hard way when he becomes gifted with the power of seeing one second into the future. When his ability is exposed, a boxing buff persuades him to use his power in the boxing ring.
1 GODZILLA VS. KONG
d. Adam Wingard
Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall,
Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Julian Dennison,
Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, Demian Bichir, Kaylee Hottle
For her first film, Tsang Lok Tung already gets to work with Andy Lau and Tony Leung Chiu Wai courtesy of singtao.com
Carlos Chan jokes that he has already proposed to Michelle Wai's 5 year old niece so they will all be family!
Dr. and Mrs. Albert Yeung attend the opening of the Lohas Emperor Cinema courtesy of on.cc
courtesy of mingpao.com
The Anselm Chan Mou Yin directed, Tin Kai Man produced
film READY OR KNOT (BUT YUT SING FUN) two nights ago held its premiere.
Boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing with actors Michelle Wai Sze Nga, Carlos Chan
Ka Lok, Susan Shaw Yam Yam, Chu Pak Hong, Hedwig Tam Sin Yin and Renci
Yeung Si Wing attended. Tsang Lok Tung and Deep Ng Ho Hong also showed
their support. Wai Sze Nga brought her 5 year old niece Wai Sing Yin.
Wai Sze Nga revealed that her niece actually had a part in the
film and even said that her niece was Chan Ka Lok's fans. Thus she
"tempted" her with being able to act with Ka Lok. Sze Nga even asked
her niece who was Ka Lok? Sing Yin said right away, "Husband!" Ka Lok
also returned the favor and asked her "Little Wifey". However Sze Nga
said that when they got to the set, her niece realized that she had no
scene with Ka Lok. Ka Lok said that he would visit the set but got
sick and could not go. Thus she was a little disappointed. Sze Nga
also said that earlier when Sing Yin saw Ka Lok on television she would
scream "Husband". However "young girls'" heart could change at any
minute. Most recently her "husband" has already become another
classmate. She already minded Ka Lok for being too old and did not
love him as much.
Sing Yin already fell in love with acting with her first film.
Sze Nga said that once when they worked very late, her niece cried, did
not want to leave and want to keep shooting. However Sze Nga wanted
her to keep her childhood, she should continue her education and see
the world more.
With Sing Yin already moving on, Ka Lok smiled and said that he
was a little heartbroken. However when she saw him and still called him
"Husband", it was still very sweet. Reporters asked Sing Yin if she
knew Ka Lok already had a girlfriend (Shiga Lin)? She innocently
stated, "I know!" Has she seen Ka Lok's girlfriend? She nodded right
away, her aunt Sze Nga immediately covered Sing Yin's mouth to silence
her. Ka Lok was already so embarrassed that his face was all red. He
changed the subject to say that movie was pretty entertaining. READY
due to the pandemic was postponed its release from the Lunar New Year to
Easter, the government just announced that on April 1st the cinema
admission rate would be increased from 50% to 75%. Both said that of
course they were very happy about being in the first film release after
the restriction was eased. Ultimately even more viewers would make
the cinema more cheerful and thus they already kept going to audience
appreciation events at preview screenings. They hoped that the word of
mouth would spread. As the interview ended, reporters asked if Sing Yin
felt that Ka Lok's girlfriend was pretty. Before Sing Yin could answer
Ka Lok already covered her mouth. Then her aunt Sze Nga carried her
Tsang Lok Tung recently already completed her role in the film
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HONG KONG (GUM SAU JI). She felt truly honored to
be able to participate in two Best Actors Andy Lau Tak Wa and Tony Leung
Chiu Wai's historic film. Although she did not have any scene with Lau Tak
Wa, when she worked with Leung Chiu Wai she already was very nervous.
She said, "Although I didn't serve much purpose, earlier when I
rehearsed with Brother Chiu Wai I stayed alert. In the end I was able
to finish successfully without any bad take." Did she fall under the
spell of Wai Jai's electrifying eyes? Tsang Lok Tung said, "Of course,
but I didn't dare to directly look at him!" Did she "collect his
stamp" (get a picture with him)? She said that she did not dare to ask,
she only took a photo with Ah Sa (Charlene Choi Cheuk Yn) because she
was already a top star in her heart.
Liu Kai Chi planned to direct and star in the film TAKE TWO
(FAN DAU YUN SUN) to help the younger generations and asked his friend
Tin Kai Man to produce. Unfortunately before the film began production
Uncle Chi already passed away from illness. Tin Kai Man said that he
would fulfill this wish for Uncle Chi and hoped that the movie would
begin filming in May or June.
Drama instructor Olivia Yan invites Kristal Tin to the premiere courtesy of mingpao.com
Stage director and drama instructor Olivia Yan Wing Pui
and director Maisie Choi Mei Sze worked together on the art documentary
BAD ACTING, which held a charity premiere two nights ago. Aside from
film participants Sisley Choi Si Bui, Alex Lam Tak Shun, Shrimp Head
(Harriet Yeung Sze Man), Ali Lee Kai Sum, KJ Chan Hiu Kei, Yan Wing
Pui's student Wong Yau Nam also attended to show his support. Choi Si
Bui said that through the classes she felt like someone took her apart
and put her back together again, as she stated that her acting has
improved. Lam Tak shun also said that he really admired Si Bui,
acting with her was very comfortable.
Because Choi Si Bui studied acting with Yan Wing Pui, she met
director Choi Mei Sze and created this opportunity to participate in
this documentary. She said, "At first I purely had going to class in
mind, I never thought that I would be on the silver screen. In the
film I had the most scenes with Lam Tak Shun. I used the method in
class to perform, deliberately go wild to show the flaws. I would have
many outtakes that would be very funny to watch." Si Bui said that if
time would permit she would continue to go to class. She admired Shrimp
Head the most for her spirit of always learning, especially her mastery
of improvisation and quick wit. Shrimp Head also enlightened her that
as an actor she would need to keep studying and learning. Si Bui
through the lessons felt that someone took her apart and then put her
back together again, making great leaps in her acting.
Lam Tak Shun usually is soft spoken, this time he had to play
a mean looking, debt collecting Wise Guy. He said that he was pleased
with her performance, but the director had her own ideas, saying that
sometimes the more mild mannered someone was the more frightening he
was. However it would be a lot of fun. (Would you look forward to
seriously working with Si Bui?) I would be very happy to have the
chance to work together, I really admire her too. After our rehearsal
we became familiar, acting with her was very comfortable."
Lee Kai Sum in the film played a solo act as someone whose debt
was being collected. Without any co-star she had to rely on her
imagination. She said that she was like she was mentally ill. Without
any co-star, talking to herself added to the difficult. She said, "I
normally would encourage myself in front of a mirror and make myself
some promises. Everyone has a time when they have pressure, after
crying and sleep I am fine. (Do you release your emotions like this
even for a broken heart?) Not just relationships, but for many
factors as well." Earlier she and boyfriend Danny Chan Bing Chuen were
rumored to be in relationship trouble, when asked about their current
status she did not want to say much. "No comment, I have always
handled my relationship in a low key manner. (Right now you are looking
for a comfortable way to get along?) I need time to take care of it."
Reportedly, this premiere's proceeds will be donated to the
Asia Culture Association to encourage and support young people who are
interested in studying drama to learn performance art. After the film
was released tickets were sold out in a short time. Now more shows
have been added twice. Other than actors, Hong Kong audience were also
interested in further exploring drama. The film chronicled a group of
acting experts and rookies, Best Actress or amateurs, nakedly shared
the pain and the bitterness on the journey of acting, how they struggled
and persevered in BAD ACTING, determined to become outstanding actors
and live their own art lives.
Liu Kai Chi made great contributions to film and television, even his unfulfilled wish was to make a movie to help new comers.
Past ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT artists have a deep connection
Dante Lam regrets not being able to return for Liu Kai Chi's funeral courtesy of singtao.com
Uncle Chi has 6 movies yet to be released, including LADIES MARKET
Chow Yun Fat's film BE WATER MY FRIEND with Liu Kai Chi has no release date yet
Yip Ching Lam used to hang out with Liu Kai Chi and his wife and said that they were a match made in Heaven. Despite their different religious beliefs, Yip asked Buddhists to put aside those differences and pray for Liu Kai Chi along with him. courtesy of on.cc
Liu Kai Chi had the wish to make the film TAKE TWO but never fulfilled it.
Chan Man Yi yesterday drove. She looked tired but told the media she was OK.
Tin Kai Man promised Liu Kai Chi that he definitely would help him finish the film
SAI SEUNG JI YAU BA BA HO
Liu Kai Chi began hiking with Chow Yun Fat in recent years
Aaron Kwok called Liu Kai Chi a gentleman
Law Kar Ying and wife Liz Wang regret the passing of Liu Kai Chi
Elena Kong (left) often went hiking with Liu Kai Chi and Michelle Yim but regretted never having the chance to work with him
Uncle Chi in STOOL PIGEON worked with Nick Cheung, Nicolas Tse and Gwei Lun-Mei
Liu Kai Chi won the Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actor with BEAST STALKER
TVB will re-run Liu Kai Chi's final TVB series LAW DIS-ORDER
Liu Kai Chi's golden line in WEEDS ON FIRE is unforgettable for many
Liu Kai Chi worked with Andy Lau in HEIR TO THE THRONE IS...
Liu Kai Chi once worked on the HKTV series THE ELECTION
Liu Kai Chi got his first series lead in 2009 with the costume comedy THE WINTER MELON TALE courtesy of mingpao.com
Succumbing to stomach cancer, veteran actor Liu Kai Chi
(Uncle Chi) two nights ago passed away at age 67 in the company of his
wife Chan Man Yi and their two sons. Yesterday his widow Chan Man Yi
appeared to take care of Uncle Chi's affairs and looked rather
peaceful. Uncle Chi loved film. While ailing he still planned to
direct and star in a movie about life, TAKE TWO (FAN DAU YUN SUN), and
hoped to give new comers a hand. Unfortunately now it has become his
Chow Yun Fat replied to the news of his friend's passing. "I
will forever miss him, I wish Brother Chi a safe journey, for Man Yi to
be strong and face the future." Fat Soh Jasmine Tan said that earlier
she learned that Uncle Chi had cancer and was hospitalized. She wanted
to visit but no visitor were permitted at the hospital. Getting the
news of Uncle Chi's passing was truly very heartbreaking. His BE
WATER MY FRIEND (GIU YEUNG SHUI YUET)'s co-star Anita Yuen Wing Yi
said, "Uncle Chi, a good elder, have a safe journey!"
Aaron Kwok Fu Sing worked with Uncle Chi on movies like C+
DETECTIVE (C+ JING TAM), B+ DETECTIVE (B+ JING TAM) and PROJECT
GUTENBERG (MO SEUNG). "Finding out about Uncle Chi's passing, I am
very distraught. I worked with Uncle Chi on many movies. He was a
great co-star, and a good actor who passionately loved acting, very
professional and very gentlemanly! My condolences to Uncle Chi's
family. Everyone would forever miss Liu Kai Chi this excellent actor."
Damien Lau Chung Yu posted on social media for Uncle Chi.
"Didn't you promise me to perform in MATTEO RICCI? How can you just
leave like this. Remember, we still have to work together. You are a
good actor, an actor I respect; a good person, a good person I respect!
I will always miss you!"
In addition, many artists, directors and junior colleagues who
worked with Uncle Chi remembered and commended him, including Andy Lau
Tak Wa, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai), Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Donnie Yen Chi
Tan, Irene Wan Bik Ha, Monice Chan Fat Yung, Stephen Fung Tak Lun, Shu
Qi, Siu Mei, Paulyn Sun Kai Kwan, Philip Keung Ho Man, Shawn Yue Man
Lok, Pinky Cheung Man Chi, Maggie Siu Mei Kei, Ada Choi Siu Fun, Bosco
Wong Chung Chak, Adam Pak Tin Nam and Peggy Lee Bik Kei. In addition
playing Uncle Chi's daughter on the stage and in a series, Joey Yung
Cho Yi and Rosina Lin (Lam Ha Mei) both said that they would always
remember this good "Papa"!.
Uncle Chi's widow Chan Man Yi yesterday morning left home around
11 AM, driving first to pick up friend nearby then to the Clearwater Bay
Country Club. Because she was not a member, when she arrived at the
gate she had to first stop the vehicle and register before entering.
Chan Man Yi and her friend stayed until 2PM, during which she
attentively asked the waiting reporters, "You have waited for so long,
did you eat yet?" When asked how she was, she said, "I am OK, thank
you everyone! You hurry up and go eat! (Would you hold a memorial
here?) No!" She later went to a commercial building in Jordan. When
asked if she was taking care of Uncle Chi's affairs, she said no and
proceeded upstairs. Looking back, Uncle Chi had his baptism in 2002 at
the Clearway Bay Country Club's turtle pool.
Uncle Chi had a dream to direct. In 2018 he attended the
Entertainment Expo's "Operation Green Light" forum to look for investors
for his directing debut TAKE TWO (FAN DAU SUN YUN). At the time he
revealed that the film's subject would be cherishing life. He hoped
that it would be able to go into production so he would be able to
fulfill his second dream after his actor dream. Regrettably Uncle Chi
was still unable to fulfill his director dream before his passing.
His friend Tin Kai Man revealed that he and Uncle Chi planned
to start production on TAKE TWO at the end of last year, with Uncle Chi
as the director and he the producer. They wanted to give a hand to
young people who were determined to join the film industry, but after
Uncle Chi got sick the plan was postponed. While Uncle Chi was at the
hospital they stayed in touch. He said that he kept encouraging Uncle
Chi that he would wait until he recovered to go into production. Tin
Kai man said, "Over a week ago, Uncle Chi called me one day and asked me
to keep making the movie and not to wait for him. He said that he
already died twice because his heart stopped twice. The doctors saved
him. He felt that the movie was his unfulfilled wish, and left it for
me to keep it going. The day before he passed he was still asking me
about it, asking me whether the movie would stop because he wouldn't be
there. I promised him that no matter what we would finish the movie.
After hearing that perhaps he was at peace and passed." Tin Kai Man
said that Uncle Chi and Ng Man Tat got sick around the same time, he
was very heartbroken from losing friends consecutively. He said that
Uncle Chi was very positive about his treatment and confident that he
would win this battle, but helplessly he left everyone in the end.
Uncle Chi was an actor of substance. Industry insiders
commended his excellent acting. His sudden passing was a show business
loss. Uncle Chi still had 6 movies yet to be released, including the
film with Chow Yun Fat BE WATER, MY FRIEND (GIU YEUNG SHUI YUET), the
film version BACK TO THE PAST (CHUM CHUN GEI), LADIES MARKET (NUI YUN
GAI JOI GEIN LIU), THE ATTORNEY (YUT CUP JI HUNG), SAI SEUNG JI YAU BA
BA HO (ONLY PAPA IS GOOD IN THE WORLD) and G STORM (G FUNG BO). Uncle
Chi in LADIES MARKET played a vendor who sold clothing. Earlier the
stills went viral online and mistook Uncle Chi for falling on hard time
and having to sell clothing on the streets. Uncle Chi's management
company clarified that it was from the movies and reserved all rights to
go after fake news. As for THE ATTORNEY once it was preparing for
release, but later due to "technical issues" it was cancelled.
Chan Man Yi yesterday left the patient's room without speaking with the media
courtesy of mingpao.com
Known as "Uncle Chi", veteran actor Liu Kai Chi was
diagnosed with stomach cancer last year but succumbed to the illness.
Last night accompanied by his family he passed away at age 67 at the
Prince of Wales hospital.
Uncle Chi's company last night issued a statement to the media.
"Our beloved Mr. Liu Kai Chi (Uncle Chi) on March 28th 2021 at 8:32 PM
at the Prince of Wales hospital peacefully passed away in the company
of his family and returned to the Heavenly Father's embrace.
The family thanked the healthcare personnel for their attentive
care over the months, and the general public and media for their
concern and well wishes. Although the family would miss him, but they
still carry the hope that they will be united again in Heaven. We
understand everyone's concern for Uncle Chi, but plead with everyone
to give Uncle Chi space to handle Uncle Chi's affairs. As for funeral
arrangements, everyone will be notified later.
We again sincerely thank everyone's care and concern for Uncle
Chi and his family."
Uncle Chi always wanted to keep his illness under low profile.
When he entered the hospital he did not notify his friends. Last
Tuesday, after the news of Uncle Chi's cancer spread, his wife Chan Man
Yi spoke to the media at the hospital and revealed that in mid December
last year Uncle Chi started to feel bloated after meals. He went for
an examination and the report confirmed the stomach cancer diagnosis.
That day she even said that Uncle Chi was very cooperative with the
doctor's treatment and received praise as A+ patient.
Bonnie Law Man Chong and Gabriel Harrison (Hoi Chun Kit). The
former was heartbroken after finding out Uncle Chi's passing. Law Man
Chong said that when she first started in the business she worked with
Uncle Chi on several series, and thought that he was a great elder. He
taught her a lot and really took care of his junior colleagues. She
said that her husband Chan Kwok Bong was very tight lipped. Earlier he
knew about Uncle Chi's health but did not tell her. Lately there have
been too much unhappy news and she could not accept it, but she wished
Uncle Chi's family would take care. Hoi Chun Kit upon learning the news
lamented, "People would pass away one day, may Uncle Chi rest in peace."
Hoi Chun Kit said that when he started in the business he worked with
Uncle Chi. He remembered that Uncle Chi would very gladly teach new
comers, instruct new comers on how to get a grasp of the character.
Uncle chi was a student in the 8th TVB Artist Training class in
1978. Upon graduation he signed with TVB. Uncle Chi developed decently
at TVB, performing in over 60 television series including THE SHELL
GAME, THE LONELY HUNTER, MASTER OF MARTIAL ARTS, UNTRACEABLE EVIDENCE
II. He also joined Ricky Wong Wai Kei's HKTV and made THE ELECTION;
two years ago he performed in the ViuTV series LIMITED EDUCATION with
Amy Chan Sau Man. Uncle Chi over the years worked nonstop. Earlier due
to his health, he turned down job offers to focus on his treatment.
Uncle Chi's acting was praised by his colleagues. In 1993 with
CAGEMAN (LUNG MAN) he received the 12th Hong Kong Film Award Best
Supporting Actor. In 2004 with INFERNAL AFFAIRS II (MO GAN DOH II) he
again was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actor,
in 2006 with SPL (SAT POR LONG) he received his third Best Supporting
Actor nomination, in 2009 with BEAST STALKER (JING YUN) he won another
Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actor, in 2016 with LOVE ENDURES
(OI JUEN JOI) he won the first Malaysia Golden Butterfly award Best
Actor, his first Best Actor award. In recent years his better known
work included CALL OF HEROEs (NGAI SING), PROJECT GUTENBERG (MO SEUNG).
In recent years Uncle Chi also participated in plays and films with
political stance like TEN YEARS (SUP NIN) and WEEDS ON FIRE (DIM NG BO).
Aside from his show business career, Uncle Chi in recent years
also worked as a full time lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University
As for his family, his wife Chan Man Yi was his artist training
class classmate. They wed in 1987 and ended their love marathon of 9
years. They were a publicly recognized "model couple" in entertainment,
and had 3 sons. In 2003 their youngest at age 3 was diagnosed with
leukemia and at age 5 succumbed to the illness, the couple suffered
a tremendous mental trauma; now that he passed away from stomach
cancer as well, many truly would sympathize with his wife Chan Man Yi's